Scott Disick Slammed for ‘Racist’ Instagram Photo Eating Asian Food With Daughter

Scott Disick Slammed for ‘Racist’ Instagram Photo Eating Asian Food With Daughter

January 4, 2019
Reality TV star Scott Disick has sparked a heated debate online after posting a photo in which his daughter, 6-year-old Penelope, makes what can be construed as a racist gesture with her eyes.
Disick’s daughter poses in a manner slightly different but eerily similar to the “slanted-eyes” gesture commonly used to mock Asian people, while Disick holds chopsticks before a (presumably Asian) meal.
Many commenters took to slamming Disick for taking a picture of his daughter doing such a pose which might be construed as offensive to Asian people:
“This is racist when would u even post this.”
“at the least it’s inappropriate behavior and insensitive to the Asian culture- I don’t think as a child she is doing it because she is racist, I don’t think she has malicious intent but the correct thing to have done as her parent would be to discuss why it’s not appropriate- not post it- just sayin’”
“I’m Asian and I’m saying it’s racist. So did a lot of Asian people here.”
Others opined that the child is pulling her eyes upward and not to the side, making it a different gesture altogether and not at all offensive:
“As an Asian I don’t find this racist at all. If anything she’s making her eyes rounder but really it’s an innocent child making a silly face.”
“She’s being a child and making a silly face. There is absolutely no racism here. They just so happen to be at an Asian restaurant and that’s why y’all are getting so worked up. She could be a freaking Burger King and still make that silly face. She’s like 6 years old guys come on.”
“Am I the only one who doesn’t think this is racist? Most people I have ever seen mock Asian culture pull their eyes out not up.”
      Elliot Sang

      Elliot Sang is a contributor at NextShark




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